Commercial Kitchen show attracts new suppliers eager to equip top kitchens

The organisers of Commercial Kitchen have confirmed a raft of new names to the list of companies exhibiting at this year’s show. 

The 2018 edition returns to the NEC Birmingham on June 5 and 6, and will feature the latest catering solutions from top manufacturers, suppliers and distributors.

Diversified Communications, which runs the event, announced this week that Samsung, Bilge Inox, Cater-Bake, Creative Cuisine, Icebox Refrigerated Trailers, PRM waste, ADO Metal Drainage / Profboard UK, Colwick, Chapman Ventilation and Hallde are among the more recent names to join an already impressive line-up.

Visitors can now view and search the initial exhibitor list, which covers everything required to run, refurbish and build a commercial kitchen, including cooking equipment, refrigeration, storage, warewashing, waste management, ventilation, fit out and design, on the Commercial Kitchen website.

Big name suppliers already signed up to exhibt include Unox, Panasonic, Welbilt , Meiko, Adande Refrigeration, Purified Air, Regale Microwaves, Cuisinequip, DC Warewashing & Icemaking Systems, Degafloor, Fire and Ice, Retigo, Roller Grill UK, Sterling Foodservice Design, Target Catering Equipment, True Food International, Univent Systems, and Viessmann Refrigeration Systems.

Katie Tyler, Commercial Kitchen’s event manager, said: “Whilst there are many great trade shows that focus on specific sectors, such as our sister shows Casual Dining and lunch!, for example, what makes Commercial Kitchen truly unique is that it brings together senior equipment buyers from every vertical sector, from all types of kitchens – from top-end Michelin starred restaurants to pubs, bars, branded restaurant chains, cafés, schools and hospitals.”

“This doesn’t just make it very effective for exhibitors but, crucially, also much more appealing for visiting decision makers.  For them, whether they’re buying on behalf of Sainsbury’s, Greene King, AB Hotels, TGI Fridays, Compass Group, Birmingham City Council, or Taunton & Somerset NHS Foundation Trust – it’s their best opportunity of the year to see what’s new and compare the latest products from the best market-leading brands in one visit, at one dedicated show,” she said.

Adele Hing, kitchen and equipment development manager of food operations at Nando’s, is one of the many group-level executives that have attended the show before, and she’s looking forward to seeing what suppliers have to offer this year. “It’s great to have a show dedicated for the commercial kitchen, it’s the most relevant UK show in my calendar,” she commented.

Chris Knights, group executive chef at Young & Co’s Brewery, added: “Commercial Kitchen is the ideal show to visit whether it’s to sense check your kitchen equipment against other brands or to find some new suppliers of equipment to suit your kitchen needs.  A must attend.”

Commercial Kitchen returns to the NEC Birmingham on 5-6 June 2018.  Show features include a free two-day seminar programme, the Innovation Challenge Awards, and Ceda Awards Gallery.

As in previous years, the show’s expert seminar content will cover key themes that focus specifically on the kitchen or back of house, including equipment innovations, technology, procurement, design, efficiency, and best practices.

The first wave of seminars are set to be announced in the coming weeks.

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